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Bleeding after bowel movement

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  • Posted By: CuriousCaterpillar
  • January 25, 2009
  • 07:09 PM

I've read a few things about possible causes off blood on stool, mixed with stool, or blood on toilet paper after going to the bathroom. Those I've had twice recently, but the first time there wasn't just blood on the toilet paper there was actually a significant amount of blood in the toilet as well. It wasn't just mixed with or on the stool it was blood that came out after the stool and turned the toilet water red. The second time that didn't happen but there was still blood on the stool and a good amount on the toilet paper, too. I'm wondering if this sounds like anything more serious or if it could still just be a fissure or something else that could heal on its own. It is a little painful to go, but not unbearable by any means and sometimes a bit itchy but, again, not significantly. While the stool is somewhat hard and big, it isn't anymore so than usual (I've always been pretty consistently constipated, which I've always believed was related to my allergy medicines) so I don't know why suddenly I'd be having problems if nothing about my actual bowel movements has changed. Anyway, if anyone has any idea what it could be or if I should get checked out or just wait to see if it heals on its own, let me know. Thank you.

*Edit: I should also note that I often feel like I'm not finished after I go to the bathroom, like there's still more there, but I can't get anything to come out. I'm not sure if this relates, but I've heard it could.

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